Nursing (NURS)

Explanation of Course Numbers

  • Courses in the 1000s are primarily introductory undergraduate courses
  • Those in the 2000s to 4000s are upper-division undergraduate courses that can also be taken for graduate credit with permission and additional work
  • Those in the 6000s and 8000s are for master’s, doctoral, and professional-level students
  • The 6000s are open to advanced undergraduate students with approval of the instructor and the dean or advising office

NURS 3101. Ethical Foundations of Nursing. 3 Credits.

Theories and principles related to common ethical and moral dilemmas faced by nursing professionals in their clinical practice. Methods of analyzing and resolving moral dilemmas using clinical decision making frameworks; methods for increasing awareness by examining and understanding the impact of the nurse’s own value system.

NURS 3102. Nutrition for Health Professionals. 3 Credits.

Fundamentals of human nutrition and their scientific foundations. Nutritional requirements related to changing individual and family needs; food choices, health behaviors, food safety, prevention of chronic disease, and nutrition-related public health in the United States and globally.

NURS 3103. Human Anatomy and Physiology I. 4 Credits.

Designed for students entering the allied health professions. Fundamental structures and functions as they relate to the human body, including homeostasis, anatomical language and body organization, tissues and histology, integumentary; and skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems. Requires a basic background in introductory cell/molecular biology; an equivalent course with a minimum grade of C may be substituted for the prerequisite. Prerequisites: BISC 1115 and 1125.

NURS 3104. Human Anatomy and Physiology II. 4 Credits.

Continuation of NURS 3103. Fundamental structures and functions as they relate to the human body, including homeostasis, anatomical language and body organization, tissues and histology; and cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Requires a basic background in introductory cell/molecular biology. Prerequisite: NURS 3103.

NURS 3110. Transition into the Nursing Profession. 2 Credits.

Historical and evolutionary perspectives in nursing in the context of current issues and trends in health care delivery and professional nursing. Values and characteristics of professional nursing practice by examining legal, regulatory, ethical issues, critical reasoning, evidence-based practice, and nursing self-care. Same as NURS 3110W.

NURS 3110W. Transition: Nursing Profession. 2 Credits.

Historical and evolutionary perspectives in nursing considered in the context of current issues and trends in health care delivery and professional nursing. The values and characteristics of professional nursing practice are examined in terms of legal, regulatory, and ethical issues as well as critical reasoning, evidence-based practice, and nursing self-care.

NURS 3111. Foundations of Health Assessment. 3 Credits.

Development of the knowledge and skills necessary for conducting comprehensive and need-specific health assessments for individuals in the context of their family and community; determining areas in which health promotion activities should be implemented or reinforced. Students use structured interviews to elicit health histories and health practices and perform physical examinations in a systematic manner. Identification of a broad range of normal variations through practice with peers in the laboratory setting. Nursing practice in the laboratory setting, including physical mobility, safety, infection control, drug calculation, medication administration, and other health technologies.

NURS 3112. Nursing Practice and Clinical Reasoning 1: Adult and Aging Acute and Chronic Illness. 3 Credits.

The values, knowledge and competencies at the foundation of safe, evidence-based, professional holistic nursing care of adults with common medical and surgical needs; essentials of the nursing process and disease process; expected outcomes and effects of nursing interventions with adults experiencing selected health conditions at multiple levels of care.

NURS 3113. Clinical Skills Lab: Adult Medical-Surgical 1. 6 Credits.

Foundational values, knowledge, skills, and competencies for safe, evidence-based, professional, and holistic nursing care of adults with common medical and surgical needs, and using critical thinking and effective communication skills to deliver such care in clinical and laboratory environments.

NURS 3114. Nursing Practice and Clinical Reasoning 2: Advanced Adult Medical-Surgical. 3 Credits.

Builds upon the basic concepts introduced in NURS 3112 by introducing complex, multi-system disease processes requiring a higher level of critical thinking. Safe, evidence-based, professional, and holistic nursing care related to the management of clients with advanced medical and surgical needs; knowledge, skills, and competencies for assessing and managing clients/patients in a hospital environment. Prerequisites: NURS 3110, NURS 3111, NURS 3112, NURS 3113 and NURS 3118.

NURS 3115. Clinical Skills Lab: Adult Medical-Surgical 2. 4 Credits.

Builds upon the basic concepts introduced in NURS 3113 by introducing complex, multi-system disease processes requiring a higher level of critical thinking. Safe, evidence-based, professional, and holistic nursing care related to the management of clients with advanced medical and surgical needs; knowledge, skills, and competencies for assessing and managing clients/patients in a hospital environment. Prerequisites: NURS 3110, NURS 3111, NURS 3112, NURS 3113 and NURS 3118.

NURS 3116. Nursing Practice and Clinical Reasoning 3: Psychiatric Mental Health. 3 Credits.

Theoretical principles, concepts, and skills applicable to the provision of safe and effective nursing interventions to clients across the lifespan who are experiencing psychiatric and mental health conditions. Application of scientific principles; assessing, planning, and evaluating nursing interventions; developing therapeutic communication, critical reasoning, analytical skills. Practical learning for promoting wellness of clients in acute and/or community-based psychiatric health care settings. Prerequisites: NURS 3110, NURS 3111, NURS 3112, NURS 3113 and NURS 3118.

NURS 3117. NCPR: 4 Maternity/Women Hlth. 3 Credits.

NURS 3118. Pharmacology I. 2 Credits.

The underlying principles of pharmacology and medication administration. Corequisites: NURS 3110 or NURS 3110W; and NURS 3111, NURS 3112, and NURS 3119.

NURS 3119. Pathophysiology. 3 Credits.

Pathophysiology of common disease conditions affecting human beings across the lifespan; regulatory and compensatory mechanisms related to commonly occurring diseases; pathophysiologic bases of common human health alterations, associated clinical manifestations, and diagnostic assessments for each disease process.

NURS 4099. Variable Topics. 1-6 Credits.

Assigned topics determined by the School of Nursing. Restricted to students with prior permission of the undergraduate division of the School of Nursing.

NURS 4109. Introduction to Perioperative Nursing. 3 Credits.

The role of and fundamental knowledge, skills and competencies needed by the perioperative nurse. Based on the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) fundamentals of perioperative practice, essential skills of teamwork, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking to deliver safe, evidence-based care. Method of instruction includes online modules, practical simulation activities, and clinical experiences. ABSN students who wish to perform their senior practicum in the operating room must take this course as a prerequisite to NURS 4120.

NURS 4116. NPCR 5: Children & Families. 3 Credits.

NURS 4117. NPCR 6:Epidemiology&CommHealth. 3 Credits.

NURS 4118. Pharmacology II. 1 Credit.

Principles of pharmacology and mechanisms of action of drug prototypes used in clinical practice.

NURS 4119. PatientSafety&HlthCareQuality. 3 Credits.

NURS 4120. Capstone:Transition to Practice. 6 Credits.

Preparation for the transition from nursing student to graduate nurse. Students critically analyze, synthesize, and apply knowledge, skills, theories, and concepts learned in the program in a precepted clinical area of special interest. Focuses in part on preparation for the National Council Licensure Examination–RN (NCLEX–RN) with emphasis on test-taking strategies, problem solving, critical thinking, and computer assisted instruction; comprehensive assessment/readiness test and secure predictor tests for the NCLEX-RN are administered at the end of the program. Prerequisites: NURS 3110, NURS 3111, NURS 3113, NURS 3114, NURS 3115, NURS 3116, NURS 3117, NURS 3118, NURS 4116, NURS 4119, NURS 6201, NURS 6203 and NURS 6204.

NURS 4121. Nursing Advancement Portfolio. 0-15 Credits.

Upon admission to one of the Associate’s Degree in Nursing Pathway to Bachelor of Science in Nursing/Master of Science in Nursing programs, a student’s professional portfolio is evaluated and between 0-15 credits are awarded as part of the total credits required for the bachelor’s degree. If fewer than 15 credits are awarded, completion of one or more of the following courses may be required, as determined by the ​program ​director: NURS 3112, NURS 3113, and NURS 3118​. In lieu of tuition, a $500 portfolio evaluation fee is charged for this course.

NURS 4417. Community and Public Health Nursing. 3 Credits.

Introduction to the roles and responsibilities of nurses in community and population-based health. Concepts of community, public health, and health policy affecting culturally diverse and vulnerable populations; epidemiologic, demographic, economic, and environmental health factors used to identify community health needs; intervention strategies aimed at primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention. Restricted to students in the RN to BSN program.

NURS 4418. Pharmacology 2. 1 Credit.

NURS 6180. Dimensions of Prof. Nursing. 3 Credits.

NURS 6181. Creativity and Innovation in Health Care. 3 Credits.

The theoretical conceptualizations and practical applications to promote creativity and innovation in generating ideas, identifying opportunities, and solving problems.

NURS 6202. Concepts in Population Health. 3 Credits.

Graduate-level nurses integrate and synthesize concepts associated with quality, health promotion, disease prevention, and chronic health problems with communities, the general population, and specific population groups. Issues related to culturally diverse and vulnerable populations.

NURS 6203. Nursing Leadership. 3 Credits.

Evidence-based leadership skills as a core competency in nursing to improve quality in patient care and strengthen nursing as a profession. Emphasis on theories of leadership, personal leadership, skill building, team-building techniques, change, conflict resolution, motivation, and communication skills.

NURS 6204. Health Information and Technology. 3 Credits.

Key issues and concepts related to the use of technology and information management to support the provision of high quality health care and outcomes.

NURS 6205. HealthPolicy,Quality,Political. 3 Credits.

The health policy process and analysis relevant to the three main thrusts of policy: cost, quality and access. Political, social, economic, and population factors that influence this process. Comparisons to health systems in other countries as appropriate. Quality science and informatics in the context of interdisciplinary, coordinated, and ethical health care delivery.

NURS 6207. Evidence-Based Practice for Health Care Researchers. 3 Credits.

The methodological issues of health care research. Appraisal and synthesis of research results and evidence-based methods. Identification and use of appropriate inquiry methodologies; ethical implications of research and translational scholarship.

NURS 6208. Biostatistics for Health Care Research. 3 Credits.

Introduction to the basic ideas and modeling approaches used in biostatistics through the use of health care research data. Descriptive and inferential statistics; identification of appropriate statistical procedures and estimation of appropriate sample size. Application of univariate, bivariate, and multivariate statistical procedures.

NURS 6209. Transitional Care. 3 Credits.

Transitional care planning and implementation, including pertinent health care policy, transitional care models, inter-professional collaboration, quality outcomes, multifaceted interventions, and the patient engagement dynamics that influence patient-centered care transitions in the current health care environment. Recommended background: BSN.

NURS 6210. Building a Quality Culture. 3 Credits.

NURS 6211. Health Care Quality Landscape. 3 Credits.

NURS 6212. Quality Improvement Science. 3 Credits.

NURS 6213. Health Care Quality Analysis. 3 Credits.

NURS 6214. Patient Safety Systems. 3 Credits.

NURS 6220. Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology. 3 Credits.

System-focused advanced physiology and pathophysiology for analysis of health deviations across the life span. Interpretation of changes in normal function that result in symptoms indicative of illness. This systematic assessment is foundational to clinical decision making and management of health deviations.

NURS 6222. Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning. 4 Credits.

Nurse Practitioner and nurse-midwifery students will acquire the knowledge, skills and clinical foundation for advanced health assessment and diagnostic reasoning in the ambulatory health care setting. This course is a prerequisite to all other clinical courses and includes a fifteen-week online didactic course, a 75-hour clinical practicum and a three day, on-campus skills training session.

NURS 6224. Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 1, Practice Introduction. 4 Credits.

Theoretical and practical foundations of common primary care conditions in the adult patient. Assessment, diagnosis, and management of culturally diverse adults. Advanced decision making and clinical judgment, evidence-based practice, health promotion and disease prevention. Concurrent clinical practicum in a primary care setting under the supervision of preceptors and faculty. Prerequisites: NURS 6220, NURS 6222, NURS 6234.

NURS 6225. Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 2, Adolescent & Adult. 8 Credits.

Theoretical and practical foundations of primary care of culturally diverse adolescents, adults, and older adults with chronic health problems. Synthesis and integration of advanced decision-making skills, including diagnostic reasoning and clinical judgment, health assessment, health promotion, technology, and evidence-based practice. Concurrent clinical practicum in which students manage patients in a primary care setting under the supervision of preceptors and faculty. A two- to three-day on-campus session is required. Prerequisites: NURS 6224.

NURS 6226. Primary Care of the Family. 5 Credits.

The theoretical and practical foundations of family primary care.

NURS 6227. Family Nurse Practitioner Clinical Practicum. 1-7 Credits.

Clinical course for family nurse practitioner students nationally certified in another APRN population; common acute and chronic problems across the lifespan; advanced clinical decision making, health assessment, health promotion, anticipatory guidance, diagnosis and management of common illnesses, and assessment of families from culturally diverse backgrounds. Current enrollment in or successful completion of a graduate clinical course or the permission of the Program Director is required for registration.

NURS 6228. Advanced Family Primary Care. 5 Credits.

Seminar and clinical practicum focusing on the integration of the family nurse practitioner role through the application of family theory and evidenced-based practice in primary care settings.

NURS 6229. Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner III: Adult, Older/Frail. 8 Credits.

Theoretical and evidence-based practice foundations for assessment and management of patients across the aging continuum. The physiologic, psychological, socioeconomic, emotional, cultural, and spiritual dimensions of the older adult in relationship to self, family, care-givers, and the health-care system are emphasized. Concurrent clinical practicum in which the student manages patients across the older-age spectrum under the supervision of preceptors and faculty. An on-campus visit is required in which students participate in a Standardized Patient final examination test-out. Prerequisite: NURS 6225.

NURS 6230. Family Nurse Practitioner 1, Lifespan Primary Care/Diagnosis/Management. 4 Credits.

First clinically based course for family nurse practitioner students. Didactic and clinical experiences in primary care, focusing on prevention and common/chronic health problems across the lifespan. Prerequisites: NURS 6220 Advanced Pathophysiology, NURS 6222 Advanced Health Assessment, NURS 6234 Advanced Pharmacology.

NURS 6231. Family Nurse Practitioner II: Lifespan Primary Care/Diagnosis/Management. 8 Credits.

Second clinically based course for family nurse practitioner students. Didactic and clinical experiences in family nurse practitioner care, focusing on prevention and common/chronic health problems across the lifespan. Prerequisites: NURS 6220, NURS 6222, NURS 6230 and NURS 6234.

NURS 6232. Family Nurse Practitioner 3, Professional Issues/Diagnosis/Management. 8 Credits.

Third course for family nurse practitioner students. Didactic and clinical experiences in primary care, focusing on prevention and common/chronic health problems across the lifespan. Consideration of professional issues for FNPs: Role development, certification, ethical issues in practice, inter-professional collaboration, and health care reimbursement issues are discussed and related to current clinical experiences. Prerequisites: NURS 6220 Advanced Pathophysiology, NURS 6222 Advanced Health Assessment, NURS 6234 Pharmacology, NURS 6230 FNP I, NURS 6231 FNP 2.

NURS 6233. Genetics for Healthcare Providers. 3 Credits.

Basic scientific principles of genetics and their clinical applications.

NURS 6234. Advanced Pharm for Nursing. 3 Credits.

This course will cover an introduction to pharmacotherapeutics as it primarily applied to Advanced practice Nurses in Primary Care settins. The course will briefly review key pathophysiologic points, and then will discuss the pharmocotherapeutic interventions that may be considered in the treatment of disease. The course will begin with a general introduction to the foundations for professional practice and the concepts of pharmacoeconomics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacogenetics will be introduced. Issues surrounding community practices in pharmacotherapeutics will be explored. The course will then focus on pharmacological interventions in the spectrum of disease states seen in primary care practices involving the Nervous system, Immune System, Cardiovascular system, Hematologic system, Genitourinary system, Gastrointestinal system, Respiratory system, Endocrine system, Sensory systems, and the Skin.

NURS 6235. Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 1: Introduction to Practice. 4 Credits.

The second clinical practicum course for adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner students. The scientific underpinnings and practical management of complex acute and chronic conditions across a spectrum of care delivery situations from subacute rehabilitation, to urgent care, emergency department, hospital-based care, and critical care; advanced decision making and clinical judgment in the application of evidence-based practice, health promotion, and disease prevention; acute and chronic conditions most commonly encountered across the spectrum of care delivery settings; theoretical, academic, and political elements involved in the evolution of the AGACNP role. In the required clinical practicum students manage patients’ acute, chronic, and critical conditions under the supervision of preceptors and faculty. Recommended background: prior completion of NURS 6220, NURS 6234 and NURS 6222.

NURS 6236. Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 2: Complex and Acute Illness. 8 Credits.

The second clinical practicum course for adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner students. Management of complex, acute stable and unstable conditions experienced by a variety of age groups from adolescents to middle-aged adults, to the elderly; application of advanced assessment techniques and technology for the diagnosis and management of patients. Both clinical and simulation experiences provide students with opportunities to provide advanced evidence-based interventions. Prerequisites: NURS 6235. Recommended background: prior completion of NURS 6220, NURS 6234 and NURS 6222.

NURS 6237. Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 3: Complex and Chronic Disease Mgt Adolesc/Elderly. 8 Credits.

The third clinical practicum course for adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner students. The scientific underpinnings and the practical management of complex acute and chronic conditions across a spectrum of care delivery situations from subacute rehabilitation, to urgent care, emergency department, hospital-based care, and critical care; the scope of practice of the AGACNP is not setting specific; rather, it is based on the needs of patients. Special issues for adolescents and the frail elderly and evaluation of care for adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Prerequisites: NURS 6235 and NURS 6236. Recommended background: prior completion of NURS 6220, NURS 6234 and NURS 6222.

NURS 6239. Bridge to Nurse Midwifery. 1 Credit.

NURS 6241. The Health Care Enterprise. 3 Credits.

Overview of general management business principles related to health care systems. Management of patient-centered care delivery; strategic health care leadership; organizational, marketing, and fiscal management principles. Same as HSCI 6241.

NURS 6242. Psychopharmacology. 3 Credits.

Essential theoretical foundations of neurobiology and psychopharmacology for nurse practitioners to provide safe behavioral health care across the lifespan. Prerequisites: NURS 6220, NURS 6222 and NURS 6234.

NURS 6243. Addiction and Change. 3 Credits.

Principles of addiction and change with a focus on correlating how changes in behavior lead to recovery in addictions. Models of addiction and change, the neurobiology of addiction, behavior change theories and models, and treating addictions through behavioral mechanisms.

NURS 6244. Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing with Families and Groups Across the Lifespan. 3 Credits.

Theoretical and conceptual models related to the developmental and functional processes within family systems, therapy groups, and psychoeducation groups; the PMHNP’s scope of practice as it relates to conducting family and group psychotherapy. Concurrent clinical practicum under preceptor and faculty supervision for a minimum of 75 hours over the course of the semester. Prerequisites: NURS 6242 and NURS 6245.

NURS 6245. Psychiatric/Mental Health Diagnostic Assessment Across the Lifespan. 4 Credits.

Theoretical and foundational knowledge for assessing, diagnosing, treating, and managing mental illnesses across the lifespan. Concurrent clinical practicum under the supervision of preceptors and faculty. Students must complete a minimum of 150 clinical hours. Prerequisites: NURS 6220, NURS 6222 and NURS 6234.

NURS 6246. Psychiatric/Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing with Individuals Across the Lifespan. 3 Credits.

Examines, analyzes, and evaluates treatment models and evidence-based interventions for the care of individuals living with acute and chronic mental illnesses across the lifespan. Concurrent clinical practicum under the supervision of preceptors and faculty. Students must complete a minimum of 75 clinical hours. Prerequisites: NURS 6242 and NURS 6245.

NURS 6247. Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Clinical Practicum 2. 2 Credits.

Designed to build psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner skills in a variety of clinical settings. Students integrate foundational knowledge from course work to provide safe and competent behavioral healthcare to individuals across the lifespan. Prerequisites: NURS 6220, NURS 6222, NURS 6234 and NURS 6246.

NURS 6248. Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Clinical Practicum 3. 3 Credits.

Developing competency in the PMHNP role. Students integrate foundational knowledge from coursework to provide safe and competent behavioral healthcare to individuals across the lifespan. Prerequisites: NURS 6220, NURS 6222, NURS 6234, NURS 6244, NURS 6245, NURS 6246 and NURS 6247.

NURS 6249. Psychotherapeutic Treatment Modalities. 3 Credits.

Evidence-based psychotherapeutic treatment modalities used by the nurse practitioner in providing behavioral health care across the lifespan. Theoretical foundations for selecting and using psychotherapeutic interventions as part of the treatment plan. Prerequisites: NURS 6220, NURS 6222, NURS 6234, NURS 6242, NURS 6243, NURS 6244, NURS 6245, NURS 6246 and NURS 6247.

NURS 6250. Family Nurse Practitioner I for Nurse Practitioners: Adult Primary Care Diagnosis Management. 2 Credits.

First theory course for family nurse practitioner students who are nationally certified in another APRN population. Focus is on prevention, screening, and the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic health problems across the lifespan. Corequisite: NURS 6227. Prerequisite: NURS 6222.

NURS 6251. Family Nurse Practitioner II for Nurse Practitioners: Lifespan Primary Care Diagnosis Management. 4 Credits.

Second theory course for family nurse practitioner students nationally certified in another APRN population; prevention, screening, and the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic health problems across the lifespan. Corequisite: NURS 6227. Prerequisite: NURS 6250.

NURS 6252. Family Nurse Practitioner III for Nurse Practitioners: Lifespan Primary Care Diagnosis Management. 4 Credits.

Third theory course for family nurse practitioner students nationally certified in another APRN population; common acute and chronic problems across the lifespan; professional issues, role development, certification, ethical issues in practice, inter-professional collaboration, and health care reimbursement issues. Corequisite: NURS 6227. Prerequisite: NURS 6251.

NURS 6256. Intro to Palliative Care. 3 Credits.

NURS 6258. Leadership Capstone Pract I. 3 Credits.

Nursing 6258 is the first of a two-semester capstone course designed to provide a mentored practicum that offers the opportunity to apply leadership content and refine leadership abilities in a setting and practice area mutually agreed upon by the student and course faculty.

NURS 6259. Leadership Capstone Pract II. 3 Credits.

Nursing 6259 is a continuation of NURS 6258 and is designed to provide a mentored internship practicum, the opportunity to apply leadership content, and refine leadership abilities.

NURS 6260. Foundations of Coaching. 3 Credits.

Nurse coaching methodology and competencies. Leadership and therapeutic relationship skills and the theory and meta-science fundamental to each skill. Assessing readiness for change, building trust and warmth, obtaining and holding the clients agenda, visioning, awareness raising techniques, brainstorming, and goal setting.

NURS 6261. Advanced Coaching Skills. 3 Credits.

Builds on concepts introduced in NURS 6260. Multidisciplinary and nursing theories foundational to nurse coaching. Advanced coaching techniques and common coaching topics and contexts such as weight loss, stress and time management, and executive coaching. Prerequisites: NURS 6260.

NURS 6262. Leadership Coaching in Nursing. 3 Credits.

Theoretical foundations and evidence for leadership coaching in nursing; the different applications of coaching in nursing management. Executive coaching, team coaching, peer coaching, and personal career coaching. Application and evaluation of multiple models, competencies, and methodologies for nursing leadership coaching through learning activities and live demonstration. Creation of a complete evidence-based coaching strategy for a case study.

NURS 6272. HumanResrcDev/HlthProfPractice. 3 Credits.

NURS 6273. Health Info Quality & Outcomes. 3 Credits.

NURS 6274. Health Economics & Finance. 3 Credits.

NURS 6275. Leadership &Change/Health Care. 3 Credits.

NURS 6276. Foundations of Palliative Care. 3 Credits.

NURS 6277. Pain and Suffering. 3 Credits.

NURS 6278. PalliativeCare:Chronic Illness. 3 Credits.

NURS 6279. Palliative Care Practicum. 1-3 Credits.

Provides the advanced practice nurse with the opportunity to practice within an interdisciplinary healthcare team, integrating concepts from core courses to the holistic management of suffering, pain, and other symptoms.

NURS 6280. Palliative Care Practicum II. 1-4 Credits.

NURS 6281. PC Leadership and Management. 2 Credits.

NURS 6282. Teaching and Learning in Healthcare 1: Foundations of Instructional Design. 3 Credits.

Principles of instructional design with an emphasis on the use of active, authentic learning and assessment methods in academic and healthcare delivery settings; analyzing learning needs, defining learning objectives, planning and sequencing strategies to support learner mastery, and assessing learning outcomes.

NURS 6283. Teaching and Learning in Healthcare 2: Learner Engagement. 3 Credits.

Theory- and evidence-based strategies and techniques to promote learner engagement, interactivity, and deep levels of learning; theories and principles of learner-centered teaching to facilitate learning in didactic and clinical settings.

NURS 6284. Teaching and Learning in Healthcare 3: Program and Curriculum Development. 3 Credits.

Design, development, implementation and evaluation of academic, clinical, and professional educational programs in nursing and other health professions; analysis and integration of national, professional and institutional policies, requirements, and standards to develop an outcomes-based curriculum.

NURS 6285. Overview of Health Care Policy. 3 Credits.

Federal, state, and local legislative, regulatory, electoral, and judicial structures and processes; applications to health care problem identification, policy decision making and implementation.

NURS 6286. Problem Analysis and Health Policy Formulation. 3 Credits.

Major health problems in the United States from within the framework of policy analysis; problem identification, agenda setting, policymaking, budgeting, implementation, and evaluation.

NURS 6287. Policy and Politics of Health Care Financing and Reimbursement. 3 Credits.

Perspectives on health care financing and reimbursement; the role of health professionals; direct and indirect influences of current health policies and reimbursement on cost, quality, access, and patient experience of care. Prerequisites: NURS 6285 and NURS 6286.

NURS 6288. Influencing Health Care Regulatory Policy. 3 Credits.

Analysis of rulemaking and regulatory processes that have an impact on health-related issues; workforce scopes of practice; public safety; and roles and influence of federal agencies and private organizations charged with implementing legislation. Prerequisites: NURS 6285 and NURS 6286.

NURS 6289. Influencing Health Care Legislative Policy. 3 Credits.

Constituent representation and fiduciary roles and responsibilities through participation on boards and committees; preparation of briefing materials, testimony, public comments regarding proposed rules. Prerequisites: NURS 6285, NURS 6286 and NURS 6287.

NURS 6290. Global Health for Health Care Professionals. 3 Credits.

Global health problems and issues from an interdisciplinary perspective; social determinants of health, health disparities, disease burden measurement and trends; possible policy solutions; and key ethical and human rights concerns.

NURS 6291. AdvTopics. 1-9 Credits.

NURS 6292. Teachw/Tech.inHealthProfession. 3 Credits.

NURS 6293. Health Ed.for Indiv&Community. 3 Credits.

NURS 6294. SpirtlBelief&Pract/HlthCare. 3 Credits.

NURS 6295. Health Care Quality Process. 3 Credits.

NURS 6296. Ped Health Assess & Pharm. 1 Credit.

NURS 6297. Independent Study. 1-9 Credits.

NURS 6298. NP Clinical Completion. 1-5 Credits.

NURS 8401. Org Concepts in Nursing. 3 Credits.

NURS 8402. Knowledge Managemnt in Nursing. 3 Credits.

NURS 8403. Translating Research into Prac. 3 Credits.

NURS 8404. Health Services Research and Policy for Nurses. 3 Credits.

The components, institutions, and characteristics of the U.S. health care system; using health services research to assess the impact of health policy on health system performance and nursing practice; formulation of policy-relevant research questions related to nursing; and the role of nurse leaders as change agents within the U.S. health policy environment.

NURS 8405. Healthcare Quality Improvement. 3 Credits.

NURS 8406. Field Exp Adv Nursing Practice. 3 Credits.

NURS 8407. Grant Writing. 3 Credits.

NURS 8408. Topics Pharmacology. 3 Credits.

NURS 8409. Healthcare Quality Practicum. 3 Credits.

Application of quality improvement processes and patient safety theories, models, methods, and tools in health care settings to conceive and execute a quality improvement (QI) project in an organizational setting. The final deliverable is a comprehensive QI project report.

NURS 8410. Executive Presence I. 2 Credits.

NURS 8411. Executive Presence II. 2 Credits.

This is a continuation of Executive Presence I. In this course, the student will examine power shifts in leadership, revisit change as a stimulus for innovation, participate in an interactive session for individuals who can practice communicating their practicum proposals and receiving friendly feedback and constructive input from their peers, and re-evaluate the leadership development plan designed in Executive Presence I.

NURS 8412. HC Finance for Nurse Leaders. 3 Credits.

NURS 8413. Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Advanced Role Immersion. 3 Credits.

Students develop and integrate bedside with systems and population level competencies; role development, leadership, interdisciplinary collaboration, systems management, and evidenced-based practice are discussed and applied to concurrent clinical experiences; independent practice skills in the context of interdisciplinary teams. Prerequisites: NURS 6235, NURS 6236 and NURS 6237. Recommended background: prior enrollment in NURS 6220, NURS 6234 and NURS 6222.

NURS 8414. DNP Residency. 3 Credits.

NURS 8416. Entrepreneurship for Nurse Leaders. 3 Credits.

Concepts and methods of the entrepreneurial process for the nursing professional; the initial step of identifying and exploring an issue through pitching a final product.

NURS 8498. Research Project Proposal. 3 Credits.

NURS 8499. Clinical Research Project. 3 Credits.